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US Law Schools see admissions drop by 11%

Jul 9, 2014 US law schools admissions dropped 11 per cent last year to 39,675 first-year students, making 2013 the smallest incoming class since the 1970s. The Boston Globe cites figures from the Law School Admission Council to…

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Rhode Island law school cuts tuition by 18%

Jan 21, 2014 The debate about the cost of law school tuition rages on as graduates contunue to struggle to find the job that would allow them to service huge student debts. Interesting then to note that Roger Williams University…

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Young lawyers trapped by debt, says survey

Dec 24, 2013 With tuition fees pushing student debt into the realms of the unmanageable and biglaw jobs still in short supply, law school is not looking to be quite as smart an option it once was. But there is one metric that can…

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Merit-based scholarships prove difficult to keep

Jul 15, 2013 Merit-based scholarships may not be the excellent deal that they appear to be, according to Above The Law. US students considering taking up such scholarships should be aware that they can be difficult to keep, coming…

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College of Law set to make more redundancies

Jul 8, 2013 The College of Law is set to make its third round of redundancies within six months, focussing the cuts on the College's Store Street premises. Roll on Friday points out that the redundancies seem inevitable in the…

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NLJ survey shows marginal growth at top US firms

Jun 13, 2013 The National Law Journal’s annual survey of the biggest US law firms shows a small amount of growth over the past year. The survey, which looks at data from the 350 largest law firms in the US, recorded overall growth…

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S&P downgrades credit rating for Albany Law School

Apr 19, 2013 Standard & Poor’s has downgraded the outlook for Albany Law School, taking the school down from BBB/positive to BBB/stable. The credit rating agency cited lower enrollment and applications, and a resultant 2 per cent…

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US News ranks law school 'yield rates'

Mar 22, 2013 As law school applications decline and schools struggle to stock their programs with bright students, many schools are working hard to protect their ‘yield rate’ which is the proportion of admitted students who…

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ABA fields proposals for change in legal education

Feb 14, 2013 Commentators have criticized the legal education industry for offering expensive legal training in a hopelessly depressed job market. They argue that educational institutions seem to be the last to catch on to…

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Law school application numbers head south

Feb 5, 2013 The number of people applying for entry into law school in the US is heading for a 30-year low, according to a report released by the Law School Admission Council. There were just 30,000 applicants for the fall…

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New law school rankings weights for employment stats

Aug 28, 2012 The National Jurist has published its annual ranking of the Best Value Law Schools. The ranking takes into account the following criteria: tuition (25% of study), cost of living expenses (10%), average indebtedness upon…

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